1) daemon: i.e, a demon A typical Victorian word associated with any of the many beasts and "demons" which were supposed to be born in hell.
2) XX-Daemon-XX: i.e, an internet persona An oft-amusing, whimsical forumer whose intent seems to be personal amusement. In the ongoing attempt to do this, however, more restraint is shown than, say, Matt.
1. The daemon ate my babies.
2. XX-Daemon-XX ate my babies.
by Anonymous July 14, 2003
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A unix program that runs in the background of the system. Often signified with the -d suffix on the end of a program name.
by Parallax July 03, 2003
In short, they are your soul. The spelling is taken from the His Dark Materials books. The concept in the books was taken from Aristotle's concept of a daimon who was his spiritual guide.

A daemon in our world is incorporeal, more of a voice in your head. When people visualize them, they are usually animals. They can shapeshift to almost anything. Eventually they will settle as an animal that reflects your personality and character the best.
My daemon is settled as a red fox.
by Anacetios June 28, 2007
Variant of daimon.
Daimon: "An attendant spirit"

"Computer Science: A program or process that sits idly in the background until it is invoked to perform its task."
I have several daemon processes running in the background that attend to my various needs.
by mackkie February 01, 2004
the medieval spelling of the word demon
stray ye not far at night lest ye be taken by the dæmons
by Zenith November 22, 2006
A special denomination of the id and superego. Has the power to distort your emotion and feel space and memory mingling in your body. Often takes the form of an anthro when you imagine it as yourself, which is perfectly normal. Is also called a familiar or shikigami.
My daemon is called Ulysses Rhinehardt. He's a fox.
by DooDooMan December 10, 2007
Another word for melon.
Girl 1: Hey, did you just see that Daemon!?
Girl 2: Yeah! It looked pretty juicy!
by KHReborn February 13, 2012
1.A type of demon in strict reference to a Greek definition rather than the often associated Christian interpretation. "Daemon" is actually the mis-romanization of the Greek word "Daimon" for there is no Greek dipthong for "ae". It is often used incorrectly by people attempting to sound pretentious, arrogant and self important who really no nothing of the subject they speak about.
"Through his spelling of 'daemon' it was clear that he was attempting to make himself sound intelligent, thus failing miserably."

"My Latin teacher kicks so much ass because we bitched together about pretentious assholes and their hilarious misusage of spellings and Greek adaptions such as 'daemon'."
by blubbernugget February 08, 2007

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